The Olympics are almost over and US athletes performed very well against equally talented, trained, and motivated competition. Will their confidence re-charge the US economy?
The US Olympic athletes knew they were better because:
- They had state of the art training resources.
- They had coaching from those who had succeeded before.
- They worked with and learned from other very talented peers.
Unfortunately, many US companies have cut back on these assets:
- Training programs.
- Employees who have experienced the successes that built the business.
- Talented peers working together. They are in another country, another office, on the road, or work from home.
However, on the other end of the economic spectrum, many small businesses have at least one of these assets. Many are sole proprietorships - individuals who have experienced the successes that built many of today's large US corporations.
Often their confidence is worn down by working on their own.
How may they capitalize on their untapped potential? How may they increase the visibility of what they do better to their peers and businesses who value collaborating with quality ? And importantly, how can young people find these experienced mentors?
To turn this negative into a positive - consider a new "link in the value chain."
A space where experienced sole proprietors work side by side . . . where they see what they do better and respect the value of others' expertise. Where they access resources which help them perform better and more profitably. Where they can do what they love instead of what they have to. And importantly, where young people who want training can find them and learn experientially.
US corporations may look at this space as a new "link in the value chain" - as an efficient way for them to access better, more confident human resources.